Paula Deen's blood drive under way

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Paula Deen and her sons Jamie and Bobby are hosting an American Red Cross blood drive in two locations on Friday.

The blood drives is taking place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lady & Sons Restaurant and the Inn at Ellis Square.

Presenting blood donors will receive an apron  autographed by Paula Deen; a free buffet at  The Lady & Sons restaurant; and The Lady & Sons signature Gooey Butter Cakes in the canteen, according to a news release.

Blood donors are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to America's Second Harvest.

More than 200 people donated blood in June at the Deens' first blood donation drive. This time, they aim to collect 200 units of blood.

Those interested in donating blood at The Lady & Sons blood drive are asked to visit to schedule an appointment.

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